Category: Fire

The Arizona Wildfires

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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The editor of Arizona Highways magazine describes his shock and sorrow at the blaze that’s already consumed some 336,000 acres of forests in the eastern part of the state.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Three cheers for Friday! And today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Mark Ruffalo and other celebs have something to say about hydrofracking. (Grist)
  2. Didn’t catch Thomas Friedman’s column “The Earth Is Full” yesterday? It’s not too late. (The New York Times)
  3. If you think it’s hot now, scientists warn summers are only going to get warmer. (HuffPost Green)
  4. Take a virtual submarine ride with the new-and-improved Google Earth Oceans. (Wired)
  5. Is the huge Arizona wildfire the beginning of a trend fueled by climate change? (Christian Science Monitor)

Using the Outback for Carbon Cutbacks

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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The director of The Nature Conservancy’s Australia program explains why that country is a major player in fighting climate change, and how some simple changes could make it even more effective.

Russian Wildfires Recall Southwest’s Experience: Smoke, Fire and Difficulty Breathing

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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See why Conservancy scientist Patrick McCarthy says similar fires closer to home provided concrete evidence of climate change.

Amazon Deforestation: Crunch Time

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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Is there really a link between the economy and levels of deforestation in the Amazon? David Cleary, our director of conservation strategies in South America, looks at that relationship and some interesting trends in Brazil.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2010

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It’s still pretty warm outside, but these five links are as cool as can be.

  1. New images and data from NASA reveal a surge in Amazon wildfires. (Mongabay)
  2. A famous climate skeptic does an about-face– and suggests a global tax on carbon emissions. (Green)
  3. Is “dry water” our next great hope for stopping climate change? (GreenBiz)
  4. A push toward sustainability is helping some companies not just survive tough economic times, but thrive. (Grist)
  5. Back-to-school time already? Here’s how to kick off your year, eco-style. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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Dying to get the latest on fungus-based alternative packing materials, fire tracking from space and your endangered summer vacation? Read on, readers:

  1. See ya, Styrofoam– a new mushroom-based packing product uses 98% less energy than the familiar foamy white stuff. (Greener Design)
  2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is down this year, officials say. (Mongabay)
  3. Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base is getting a giant 15 megawatt solar power installation– and the 550 green jobs that come with its construction. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Government agencies are monitoring the world’s fire trends…from space! (Dot Earth)
  5. A host of environmental issues could threaten your next vacation. (The Daily Green)

Here’s to Another 40,000 Years

Written by | August 11th, 2010

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A new model for conservation in Australia protects important landscapes, provides jobs and keeps indigenous people in the role of managing their own lands, writes the Conservancy’s Michael Looker.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2010

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It’s like “Monday Night Raw” here on CGM — sharks vs. squid, bees vs. hornets. And then a little climate change news, just to calm you down…

  1. Why are great white sharks migrating 1,600 miles to pick fights with giant squids? (LA Times)
  2. The Maldives (famous for being threatened by sea-level rise from climate change) buys its own floating island. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Melting frozen Arctic methane might sell newspapers — but CO2 is still the greenhouse gas worth twisting your knickers over. (DotEarth)
  4. Which activity does NASA say is the greatest global warming culprit? (EcoGeek)
  5. Cultural clash: When Asian giant hornets and European honeybees fight. (The Vine)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2009

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Electric cars, open ocean fish farms, REDD, Google. From California to Denmark and Brazil to Alaska. Yes, we’re covering all the hot issues in all the hot places around this little planet of ours. Check it all out in Cool Green Morning. Google and Arnold Schwarzenegger make a formidable team: yesterday the Gov of California unveiled a new […]

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